Kremlin unaware of alleged arrest of Russians in SerbiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 15:00
Russia’s Central Bank keeps key rate at 10%Business & Economy October 28, 14:02
Russian expert says information war against Moscow not helping to solve Syrian conflictRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 14:01
Russia to launch Soyuz MS-03 manned spacecraft to ISS on November 17Science & Space October 28, 13:36
Results of trilateral talks of Russian, Syrian and Iranian top diplomatsWorld October 28, 13:33
Germany sees no reason to change Normandy format — Foreign MinistryWorld October 28, 13:31
St. Petersburg shipyard lays keel of new-type corvetteMilitary & Defense October 28, 13:18
Lavrov hopes to work out constructive solution on Syria at meeting with Muallem, ZarifRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 13:15
Press review: expansion of Turkey's military operation in Syria and new sanctions' put offPress Review October 28, 13:00
St PETERSBURG, July 18 (Itar-Tass) - Police in St Petersburg have detained about 40 participants in an unauthorized action in support of Alexei Navalny, a leader of Russia’s off-parliament opposition whom a court in the city of Kirov sentenced to five years in jail upon finding him guilty of commercial embezzlements.
The action was held on Malaya Sadovaya mall. Police sources said about 500 supporters of the off-parliament opposition had gathered there for the action.
By 21:30 Moscow Standard Time the number reduced to about 300 people as some of the participants had started leaving the place.
Alexander Shishlov, the city’s ombudsman for human rights who had come to the area to inspect the situation said the actions of the police were appropriate.
The action was not coordinated with the city authorities. Last week, the administration of St Petersburg turned down the oppositionists’ application for a meeting of Navalny’s supporters in Konyushennaya Square.